Make Your Miles Count!

Many Great Causes, One Great Race!

The Surf City Marathon is here to help you make every mile count for your cause. Here in the City of Huntington Beach we care about giving back and making a positive impact to our community.

Interested in joining the 2019 Charity Program? Contact Us.

American Cancer Society – DetermiNation Endurance Series

American Cancer Society


The DetermiNation Endurance Series is the signature program for all American Cancer Society endurance events. Whether you run, bike, walk, or climb we have the right fit for you. Our running events are the backbone of our program. They will help you do the unthinkable, achieve what seems impossible, and change the course of cancer together. With unparalleled community support and inspiration every step of the way you will finish strong, for yourself and for those facing cancer.

Every mile you run will help us save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.


To reserve your spot for this event, register as a DetermiNation Endurance runner through this link. Then, you’ll set up your page through our fundraising platform here.

The DetermiNation Endurance Series is the signature program for all American Cancer Society endurance events. 


Paul Purdy: Strategic Director, Endurance Events

Call or Text: 412-223-7633

As a DetermiNation athlete, you will receive a race entry and enjoy these exclusive benefits*:
  • Exclusive DetermiNation apparel
  • Personal fundraising website
  • Support in choosing a training plan that is right for you
  • Race weekend amenities such as private gear check, team dinner, and post-event celebration
  • Social and fun environment
  • Opportunity to participate in honor or in memory of loved ones touched by cancer



Race With a Purpose

We, at Surf City, are committed to making a difference in our community. This is what Surf City Soul is all about. This year again, we are excited to bring back our ‘Race with a purpose’ program, to help non-profit organizations of all sizes and background, raise critical funds to support their cause.

“Race with a purpose” enables runners to link their sport with causes, sometimes quite personal, such as illness, injuries, the loss of a family member or more. We pride ourselves in the incredible support of the community and all of the runners’ stories who make Surf City. Now it’s time to give back.

Program Details

Surf City has created “Race with a purpose”, the official charity program, to provide selected charities a platform to recruit endurance athletes to fundraise for your cause. Surf City is committed to providing all official charities tools of success to maximize fundraising from participants. You can download the program here.

In an effort to customize the program for charities of all sizes, we offer various levels for charities to find what works best for them.

Questions? Contact our Program Manager at

Who's Eligible?

To be eligible to participate in the Official Surf City Charity Program, charities must:

– Be an official 501c3
– Apply or turn in interest form prior to specific purchase time. Timeline varies per race of interest.
– Must turn in completed an accurate agreement and payment within 60 days of race of interest.

#RunThisBeach Feb 2, 2020!
Surf City Marathon and Half Marathon

The biggest party on the beach returns on February 2, 2020! Join us for SoCal sunshine, Pacific ocean views, and a post-race beach party you don't want to miss!

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